Give yourself the gift of time.
Experience one of our unique yoga packages.
Yoga mini retreat
5 days, 4 nights, 3 days of Yoga and Riding
When you feel the need for a quick escape from the demands of a busy schedule our yoga weekend is just the place to slow life down. Every equestrian has felt the rejuvenating powers of being horseback in nature. We want to combined that healing with the grounding of yoga. Reconnect to your center with Aroma Therapy Hatha or enliven your evening with Vino and Vinyasa. With two yoga sessions daily and a creative list of classes to choose from we can build just the restorative weekend you are looking for.
8 days, 7 nights, 5 days of Yoga and Riding, 1 day in Santa Fe
7 days, 6 nights, 4 days of Yoga and riding, 1 day in Santa Fe
When you truly need to immerse yourself in the restorative powers of equine and yoga, this retreat balances your mind, nourish your body and lighten your soul. Each yoga session is hand crafted by our co-owner, Justyn Vogel, to suit your experience and needs. Our trail guides select each ride with your riding style and level in mind. In addition to your two yoga sessions per day we also offer an introductory into Equi-Yoga. Essentially this week is about you and what you need to find peace and balance.
yOU CAN ALSO ADD A VINYASA OR YIN YOGA SESSION TO ANY STAY AT THE RANCH
Horses have carried us through history and have been our partners along the way. It's only natural that they accompany us in our journey of self discovery. Equi-Yoga borrows asanas (poses) and breathing techniques from yoga and translates them into the saddle. You begin this program on the mat creating a foundation of breath and learning the asanas. As you move to the saddle our horses stand patiently, often breathing and stretching with you, as you begin to find a flow. When you are ready to advance, the horse walks out on a lounge line as you match your rhythm with the animal. This unique technique highlights many trouble areas, such as the neck, shoulders, arms, seat, and legs. It brings awareness to your balance and strength, essentially because your mat is moving to its own pace. By adding the equine element to yoga the equestrian will learn to adjust to new situations with breath and supplenss, reevaluate the body cues to keep clear communication, and build a deeper connection to your horse. This discovery can be utilized to enhance your riding and your yoga practice. "It helps you explore your body from the inside out, " explains Marty Whittle, founder of Equi-Yoga.
Meet our Yoga instructor
As co-owner and outfitter of Enchantment Equitreks, Justyn has blended her passion for horses and yoga in our EquiYoga program. After practicing for 15 years, she received her teacher training at Indi Yoga Studio in 2017. Trained in a Vinyasa and Yin style that focuses function over form, Justyn leads classes focused on rider release and body awareness. Her classes embrace those new to yoga and practicing yogis. She will take you from mat, to saddle, to trail with sessions designed to create awareness of the asana and horsmanship connection.